Visitors hoping to see electric aircraft flying at the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, are likely to be disappointed. While manufacturers or would-be manufacturers of such light aircraft—including Pipistrel, Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. and Airbus Group—will be exhibiting, the lack of suitable certification rules in the U.S. and Europe seems to be impeding progress. Meanwhile, motor supplier Siemens AG sees electrifying general aviation as an indispensable step toward ...

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